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CLOSED: Job: Research Officer malaria parasite development

December 8, 2017 - 10:10 -- MalariaWorld Jobs

: Infection & Immunity Division – Boddey Laboratory, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Location: Parkville, Australia
Application closing date: 31 December 2017


An opportunity exists for a Research Officer to join the Infection and Immunity Division to study the molecular basis of malaria parasite development in liver cells. The laboratory is focused on understanding how the malaria parasite transmitted from mosquitoes infects liver cells and changes its intracellular environment. This is essential for subsequent blood stage infections that cause malaria.

The successful candidate will hold a recent PhD and have a strong background in molecular biology, cell culture, flow cytometry and ethical research with mice. Proficiency in microscopy and RNA sequencing is highly desirable. The successful applicant will work with malaria parasites and mosquitoes in the Institute’s insectary to study parasite-host interactions. A background in malaria or microbiology is not essential.

The Institute is very supportive of female scientists and offers financial support for childcare through a Craven and Shearer Award and an onsite Early Childhood Education Centre childcare facility is due to open in 2018. Financial support for technical assistance is available through a Page Betheras Award during and after Maternity leave.

The position is available for 12 months in the first instance with funding available for up to 3 years. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Up to 17% superannuation and attractive salary packaging options are available.

General enquiries should be directed to A/Prof. Justin Boddey.

A position description is available at

Written applications including cover letter, CV and the names of 3 professional referees should be emailed in PDF format to, quoting reference WEHI/CAJB in the subject line.

Application closing date: 31 December 2017.

At the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value diversity and gender equity in our workforce and promote flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.

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